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Plaza de España, Sevilla: 92 reviews and 193 photos

  View from the centre of the square - Vista desde e
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Spain's Square (Plaza de España) is a place full of symbols at each small part. This semicircular square represents all that Spain is, not just with the provinces (see my other tip and my travelogues) but with its kings and main discovers, writers, artists, etc. These persons are represented in medallions between each arch. There are four gates and four bridges representing the four former kingdoms which founded Spain as one country more than 500 years ago. There are representation of kings from these kingdoms in its gates. All the tiles are under reconstruction right now, but the restoration is been respectful with the original. You can see lots of references to the Hispano-American Fair of 1929, in which this square was the Spanish pavilion.

La Plaza de España es un lugar lleno de simbología en cada parte de ella. Esta plaza semicircular representa todo lo que és España, no sólo sus provincias (ver mi otro "tip" y mis "travelogues") sino con sus reyes y sus principales descubridores, escritores, artistas, etc. Estas personas están representadas en medallones entre cada arco. Hay cuatro puertas y cuatro puentes representando los antiguos cuatro reinos que fundaron España como un único país hace más de 500 años. Hay representaciones de reyes de estos reinos en sus puertas. Todos los azulejos están siendo restaurados ahora, pero esta obra está respetando todos los criterios originales. Puedes ver múltiples referencias a la Exposición Ibero-Americana de 1929, para la cual esta plaza fue el pabellón español.

Address: Parque de María Luisa
Directions: East bank of the Guadalquivir, south of the Cathedral

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2006
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